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It’s elementary – education.


A recent post reminded me of a 1930 case before The Court of Criminal Appeal that was lodged by a canal boatman convicted of failing to send his children to school. In ruling on the appeal, The Lord Chief justice said: 

“This case is simple but important. The appellant is a married man, having three children residing with him on a pair of barges whilst navigating the Grand Union Canal. He was summoned by the Education Authority of the County of Middlesex for failing to send his children to a school for their elementary education, and for which he was committed”. Read more of this post

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